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OJJDP Observes Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day, February 7, 2023

Join OJJDP's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program in observing Safer Internet Day on February 7.

This annual awareness campaign promotes Internet safety and encourages frequent and open conversations between parents and children about online threats.

The focus of this year's Safer Internet Day is sextortion—specifically financial sextortion—and ensuring young people know how to get help. Financial sextortion occurs when someone obtains explicit content of a youth, then pressures the youth to send money or additional explicit content. The ICAC Task Force Program offers videos and resources to help teach youth how to safely use the Internet.

Don’t miss today's webinar! Join OJJDP and ICAC for the "Self-Generated Content and Sextortion Awareness and Prevention" webinar today at 2 p.m. ET. This webinar will identify sextortion tactics used to target victims and focus on awareness and prevention messaging to help protect youth. Register Now



  • Access resources on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s sextortion webpage.
  • Learn more about Safer Internet Day events and resources.
  • Access the Safer Internet Day social media toolkit.
  • Watch the "Stop Sextortion" video from Thorn.
  • Follow OJJDP on Twitter and Facebook
Date Published: February 7, 2023